As national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) are being implemented, their benefits and added value become increasingly visible. Cedefop’s latest European inventory on NQFs gives an overview of the frameworks’ progress.
A knowledge-sharing seminar was organised in Cedefop’s premises in Thessaloniki on 20 June. European Training Foundation (ETF) experts presented their work on qualifications of EQF level 5 as well as on teachers and trainers.
Cedefop expert Anastasia Pouliou presented and discussed the latest EU developments of national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) at a peer learning activity organised by the Greek National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP) in Athens on 20 December.
Cedefop expert Slava Pevec Grm and European Training Foundation (ETF) expert Michael Graham presented the 2017 update of the global inventory of regional and national qualifications frameworks at the 6th ASEM Education Ministers' meeting in Seoul on 20 November.
National qualifications frameworks (NQFs) make a difference to people's lives but more research is needed to measure their impact, according to some of the conclusions of the peer learning conference organised by Cedefop, the European Commission and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) in Thessaloniki on 9 and 10 November.
Cedefop took part in a large-scale international conference on ‘skills on the move: global trends, local resonances’, organised by UNESCO, the People’s Republic of China and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on 4-6 July in Tangshan, China.
Cedefop’s European inventory on national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) shows that as national qualifications frameworks take shape and are implemented, their benefits and added value become more visible.
Since the 2016 law on the integrated qualifications system came into force, a national qualifications framework level is assigned to every qualification awarded in the formal education system.
In recent years, apprenticeship has been recognised as a valuable part of vocational education and training (VET). It strengthens cooperation between schools and companies and links the labour market with the education system.
Formal education is just one of several ways of acquiring knowledge, with many individual skills acquired through other paths such as working in a profession, voluntary work, or leisure activities. At the same time, the labour market today is changing rapidly and new professions are emerging, for which individuals acquire knowledge on their own or while working in a company.